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Electronic Document Management from Laserfiche® reduces paperwork at 25,000 organizations worldwide, and promotes a greener world

LONG BEACH, CA — April 2, 2008 — On this coming Earth Day, April 22, 2008, a growing software company based in Southern California would like to note that it has helped save approximately 117 million trees over the past two decades.

The company is Laserfiche®, and its business is electronic document management solutions. Through a network of value-added resellers, Laserfiche provides solutions used by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide, including government agencies, corporations, healthcare providers, financial services firms and more.

Conservatively, Laserfiche estimates that the installation of its enterprise software has resulted in the elimination of 500,000 pages of paper documents, on average, in each organization—or some 1 trillion pages total. Some organizations save much more—for example, the Department of Immigration in Mexico has used Laserfiche to digitize more than 200 million documents.


Riso Announces Distribution Agreement with Pitney Bowes Canada

Danvers, MA – April 2, 2008 – RISO, Inc., Japan's leading manufacturer and distributor of digital Printer-Duplicator equipment and supplies, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Pitney Bowes Canada. The agreement authorizes Pitney Bowes to market and distribute the RISO HC5500 full color inkjet printer.     

The HC5500 ComColor™ printer is a great fit with Pitney Bowes’ line up of printing and mailing solutions. Employing the latest in RISO's FORCEJET™ printing technology, the HC5500 is the world’s fastest sheet-fed inkjet printer, running at an incredible 120 pages per minute (ppm), or 85 #10 envelopes per minute. It also does duplex printing in normal mode at up to 92 ppm. Cost of operation is low, and the HC5500 can be scaled to meet customer needs.


Construction Enterprise Replaces Fax Machines with Electronic Document Delivery from Captaris and IKON Office Solutions

Bellevue, WA ─ April 2, 2008 ─ Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric processes, and IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN), the world’s largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today announced that Hanson Pipe & Precast has selected IKON to integrate and deploy Captaris RightFax as an integral component to its evolution from a paper-based business to a digital enterprise. As a result, Hanson Pipe & Precast has increased its profitability, realized substantial savings in service, supply and postal expenses, while increasing productivity in customer service, management of invoices and contracts. Read the full case study at: http://www.captaris.com/news_and_events/case_studies/index.html

Hanson Pipe & Precast, with 90 plants in the U.S., is North America’s largest supplier and manufacturer of concrete pipe and precast concrete products. Moving from paper to digital with electronic invoices, a digital document management solution and a new Oracle platform, Hanson determined that although existing fax machines didn’t fit into the digital strategy, the firm still needed fax capabilities. “Many of our more than 16,000 vendors and 10,000 customers rely on fax transmissions to conduct their businesses,” said Art Babb, Hanson’s Shared Services controller.


Billback Systems Extends its Global Cost Recovery Customer Base

Billback Systems, the global leader in expense management and cost recovery systems, reported another exceptional quarter of growth.

For the period ending March 2008, the company, dedicated to helping professional service clients become more profitable, signed on the following leading law firms as new clients:

  • Merchant Gould (U.S.)
  • Ashurst (U.K.)
  • Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP (U.S.)
  • Day Pitney LLP (U.S.)
  • Williams & Connolly LLP (U.S.)
  • Woods Rogers (U.S.)
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP (U.S./U.K.)
  • Herrick, Feinstein LLP (U.S.)
  • Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP (U.S.)
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner – (U.K.)
  • Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. (U.S.)
  • Ogier (U.S./U.K./Global)


Webinar Series from Xerox and PIA/GATF to Help Print Providers be Successful in Digital Printing

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 02, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation have joined to educate print providers on the essentials of running a successful digital printing business. The 2008 PIA/GATF Digital Print Webinar Series features leading industry experts speaking on a range of topics in sales and marketing, print operations and business development.

"With more printers adopting digital, we want to ensure our members have the appropriate resources to be successful in the digital space," said Lisa Rawa, vice president, marketing, PIA/GATF. "This Webinar series is a great opportunity for our members to learn strategies for generating profit and growth with digital printing."


HP and SCORE Host Nationwide “Wellness” Workshops for Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2008 - HP and SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” today announced the second annual nationwide series of small business disaster preparedness workshops.

The “Small Business Wellness Workshops” provide small businesses with education and solutions to plan for and recover from disasters – both natural and man made.

Underscoring the necessity of disaster planning for small businesses, HP and SCORE also recently published a white paper, “Impact on US Small Business of Natural & Man-Made Disasters,” which highlights the consequences a small business could face if ill-prepared.


Canon USA Brings the Power of its imageRUNNER Line to the Desktop with the Addition of New Laser Beam Printer

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new desktop laser beam printers (LBP) under the imageRUNNER brand name – the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970. With the introduction of these models, Canon offers a completely comprehensive array of corporate workflow offerings – from desktop to production.

Far beyond the capabilities of other basic laser beam printers, the Color imageRUNNER LBP5975 and LBP5970 printers are powered by the same high-performance system architecture developed for Canon’s Color imageRUNNER line -- delivering extraordinary productivity, robust functionality and enhanced processing capacity. The new models provide fast first-printout times and high-quality letter-sized output speeds of up to 30 pages per minute (ppm) in color and 31ppm in black-and-white, as well as 1200 X 1200 dots-per-inch (dpi) resolution.  These models also produce remarkable color and monochrome documents up to ledger-sized output, while maintaining a compact size and reducing energy consumption.


Canon USA Delivers Two New Print Controllers to Help Realize the Full Potential of Digital Color Documents

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Helping to elevate the document output process and enhance productivity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today introduced two new print controllers – the ColorPASS-GX200 and the newest version of the imagePASS-H1 – for its line of award-winning Color imageRUNNER models.

Designed to help manage processes from document creation to finishing for color-centric business and mid-level production environments, the ColorPASS-GX200 and imagePASS-H1 print controllers come with extensive array of features for total control over job management, achieving color output, and merging variable data sources.  The ColorPASS-GX200 is an external controller that enables graphic-intensive users and light-to-mid production environments to produce short-run on-demand, color-intensive documents with a complete set of job management features, tools and utilities, while the imagePASS-H1 is a high-performance embedded controller ideal for color intensive corporate environments that require color accuracy.


Canon USA Adds Two New Multifunction Systems to its Color imageRUNNER Series for Small Offices and Workgroups

Lake Success, N.Y., April 1, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today announced the addition of the Color imageRUNNER C3480 Series and the Color imageRUNNER C3080 Series. Joining the Color imageRUNNER C2550 announced in February 2008, the Color imageRUNNER C3480/C3080 Series models bring time-savings, performance and high-quality output to smaller offices and workgroup environments.

With print speeds of up to 34/30 pages-per-minute (ppm) in monochrome and up to 30/28 in color, respectively, for letter-sized output, the new Color imageRUNNER C3480/C3080 Series is set to be competitive within the print and imaging industry’s Segment 2 and Segment 3 markets. Built on a frame close to 22 inches wide, the new MFPs easily fit narrow spaces and bring the same levels of productivity and innovation without the larger footprint of a higher volume system.


An Innovative New Product that Simplifies Complex Processes Using an Intuitive Interface

Washington, DC — April 1, 2008 — Laserfiche®, a premiere electronic document management provider, will preview Workflow 8 this week at the FOSE show in Washington, DC. The company will be exhibiting in booth #823.

Stephen Hall, Laserfiche’s Regional Manager for the Southeast Region, who will represent Laserfiche at the conference, said Workflow 8 is powerful, yet very flexible and easy to work with. He added that Laserfiche’s government resellers are excited to install it for key government customers. “John Montel of General Dynamics Information Technology, our leading reseller in the federal government market, is currently working on opportunities that include thousands of users, and he says that Workflow 8 is a phenomenal product that everyone is excited about,” Hall said.


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